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How to use live location on WhatsApp: A step-by-step guide

WhatsApp, owned by Meta, has more than 2 billion users worldwide. Among other useful features, the social messaging app offers Live Location that allows users to share their real-time location with other users over a specified period of time. With the WhatsApp Live Location feature, they can decide if and for how long they want to share their live location. They can stop sharing the live location with other contacts at any time.

Like WhatsApp messages, the Live Location feature is end-to-end encrypted, meaning no one can see your live location except the people you’ve shared with. Before you share your location on WhatsApp, you must enable location permissions for WhatsApp in your smartphone’s settings. To do

Step 1 – Go to Settings on your phone

Step 2 – Here navigate to Apps and notifications

Step 3 – Go to Advanced option and then go to App Permissions

Step 4 – Now tap on location and turn on WhatsApp

Step 5 – Here’s how to share your live location with others on WhatsApp

Step 6 – Open WhatsApp on your phone

Step 7 – Go to the individual or group chat you want to share the live location with

Step 8 – In the chat windows, tap Attach > Location > Share Live Location.

Step 9 – Here you can select how long you want to share your live location. Your live location will not be shared after the selected time. If you want, you can also add a comment while sharing your location

Step 10 – Now tap Send.

Step 11 – How to stop sharing your live location on WhatsApp

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For individual chats:

– Go to WhatsApp and open the individual or group chat.

– Here tap on Stop Sharing and then tap on STOP.

For group chats:

– Open WhatsApp and go to Group

– Tap More options > Settings > Privacy > Live location.

– Then tap STOP SHARING and then STOP.

Note: Please note that users can also disable location permissions for WhatsApp at any time by going to your phone’s settings. Here navigate to Apps & notifications > Advanced > App permissions > Location > disable WhatsApp. You have now disabled location permissions for WhatsApp.

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